With some of the World’s best international and local kiting talent, the Red Bull King Of The Air was rebooted in Big Bay on the 3rd of February 2013. With 16 invited riders and 6 local entries to go head to head in a ‘flag-out’ competition (During the heat the riders vest colours, represented by flags, are removed according to their scores whereby the top 2 advance). Ultimately the American Jesse Richman went on to claim the title, beating Nick Jacobson and and Sam Light in the final.
A judging panel including, Greg Thijsse, Susi Mai and Kiteworld Magazine editor Jim Gaunt judged the riders on their style, creativity and height of their massive jumps.
Andries Fourie was the highest advancing South African, making it to the semi-finals.
1. Jesse Richman (USA)
2. Nick Jacobsen (Denmark)
3. Sam Light (GBR)
4. Youri Zoon (Ned)
5. Andries Fourie (RSA)
6. Lewis Crathern (GBR)
7. Gianni Aragno (ESP)
8. Kevin Langeree (NED)
Images: © Bianca Asher Photography